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7:35 PM 5/12/2020
American Diversity Visa Lottery program does NOT allow those people who were born in the UK (except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories. So they can't try their luck to get a visa through this program to immigrate to the USA. The reason for the exclusion is that the UK and its territories had sent more than 50,000 people within the last 5 years period in to the USA. Because of this UK is not placed in the eligible country list of the USA.
If you were born in an eligible country like Kenya (or in any other eligible country) and currently if you are living in the United Kingdom as a citizen or PR holder, you are allowed to participate in the draw under your birth country and its eligibility, if you meet other qualifications like education and work experience.
If you are a person born in the U.K and got married to a person who was born in an eligible country (example: Mauritius) you are eligible to participate in this green card draw claiming the eligibility of your spouse's birth country. If you are selected for the program and got the American visas, then you can't enter in to the USA alone. You must accompany your eligible country born spouse with you when entering in to the USA.
If one of your parent is coming from an eligible country (e.g.: Ghana) and your birth happened in London while they were staying here for business purpose or studies there, you can claim the eligibility of your parents country to participate in this American visa by lottery draw. (Please read the instruction on eligibility to verify these points perfectly before you play it.)
Those who are eligible to participate in the draw can play it from the UK territories to see whether they are lucky enough to get one of the 50,000 available American Immigrant visas under this program. It is free to participate and no fees will be charged to submit your entry in this electronic draw. If you are selected as a winner then you will need to pay for the visa processing fees if your case number is called for the interview.
The US Embassy in London avoids processing of DV lottery case numbers and asks the selectees to process their cases in their native country for easy processing.
The UK Government doesn't have any visa lottery program like the American visa lottery to issue entry permits through the computer random name selection. So if you get any email regarding your selection in their draw, ignore it as it is a scam email to get money from you. Ignore such emails.
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